We must give life or death decisions back to doctors

Daily Mail, 16 March 2014

The shortage of beds in hospitals is widely known, but the other problem crippling the NHS, Henry argues, is a lack of leadership.

‘When I cycle to work in the morning, I never quite know what is going to happen – not only because I can never be certain how well the operations will go, but also because often I do not know whether I will get any operating done at all.’

In this article, Henry takes us through a typical working day, where cancellations and confusion are commonplace: ‘many thousands of health professionals in the NHS who work so hard for their patients have no real leadership – and that is why the whole organisation seems to be permanently in disarray.’

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